Dwarf Peruvian Lily Seeds~ "Dandy Candy" (ALSTROEMERIA hybrida ) Extremerly Rare,Great cut flowers - Perennial
PerennialFamily:AlstroemeriaceaeOrigin:Cultivated originSpecial Features:Vibrant colors, red, deep rose and picotee-type white with pink, very large flowering, all flowers with dark stripes and yellow markings. Great container or seasonal accent plant. Cut flowers sometimes endure for two weeks, or more. Blooms all season, flowers the first year in greenhouse production. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.Historical:Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL in 2003.
Flower Colour:red, deep rose and picotee-type white with pink
Natural Flowering Period:June - October
Flowering:First year flowering
Winter Hardiness Zones:Z8 - Z10
Foliage:glossy green, strap-like
Height with Flowers:35 cm
Spacing between Plants:15 cm
Usage:suitable for cutting/flowering pot plant
They make a striking display when they are planted in mass groupings. Peruvian Lilies are fragrant, and they are an excellent cut flower lasting as long as 2 weeks in the vase. Alstroemeria Peruvian Lily prefers cool, moist, deep, well-drained soil. In hotter climates, Peruvian Lilies prefer some afternoon shade. On occasions plants grown from Peruvian Lily seeds will bloom during the first year. Usually the blooms will come the second year and the amount and quality of flowers will improve with each year.
Peruvian Lily seeds needs to have a cold treatment in order to break germination. It is recommended to place the seeds in dampened peat moss, seal in a ziploc bad and place the seeds in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. After the cold treatment, grow Peruvian Lily seed in 3 inch pots, 3 - 4 seeds in each pot and lightly cover them with soil. Place pots in 70F for germination. To directly sow Alstroemeria seeds outdoors in prepared soil, do so in winter so that the cold treatment will naturally occur, and in the spring as temperatures warm, the flower seed will sprout. Once established, Peruvian Lilies have tubers which can spread rapidly and are about a foot underground, so the plant easily spreads and grows. In northern climates Alstroemeria plants will need to have a heavy mulch in the winter to keep the plant from freezing.
USDA Zones: 7 - 10
Height: 32 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring through summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: It is recommended to place the seeds in dampened peat moss, seal in a ziploc bag and place the seeds in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. After the cold treatment, grow Peruvian Lily seed in 3 inch pots, 3 - 4 seeds in each pot and lightly cover them with soil. Place pots in 70F for germination.
Average Germ Time: 14 days once moved to 70F after cold treatment
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches
Materials: The Garden,Container,Spring,Early